With all of the talk, coverage, and general awareness of gluten-free diets, finding a good, reliable gluten-free bakery can still be a tricky endeavor. Here are a number of NJ bakeries that are either entirely gluten free or offer a variety of gluten-free selections. Have another one? Let us know at [email protected]!
Passion Flour Bakery can be found at pop-up markets up around Ocean and Monmouth Counties, but they mostly bake for custom orders. This is the perfect contact for gluten-free treats for any celebration. Check out their Instagram for a beautiful portfolio of donuts, cakes, and more.
Egg Harbor City
WildFlour Bakery and Cafe is a 100% gluten-free facility with delicious dessert crepes and smoothies, and a vegetarian kitchen. The cafe also serves sandwiches, pizza and paninis. The best part of all is that WildFlour takes special orders for cakes and breads, as well as cupcakes, pies, and cheesecake.
Plum Bakery is a gluten-free bakery with kinds of treasures to be discovered. Natalie Colledge has created a proprietary gluten-free flour mix that she uses for the bakery’s breads, rolls, cookies, pastries, muffins, loafs and bundt cakes, and custom cakes. Plum Bakery also make pizza, quiche and soup. (Colledge is also the owner/culinary director of Plum on Park.)
Christine’s Italian Pastry Shoppe has it all. They make cakes, Italian desserts, cakes, breads and more, plus they offer many gluten-free options like cupcakes and cookies.
Antoinette Boulangerie is an authentic and delicious French bakery. They offer a variety of desserts, and also have many gluten-free options like macarons, coconut macaroons, mousse cups, financier, creme brulee, and more.
Sweet Avenue Bake Shop offers a variety of gluten-free baked goods. The bakery is entirely vegan, and notes on its website that it is “dairy free, egg free, nut free, and some gluten and soy free.” Note: The bakery will be closed January 22 through January 30.
Squirrel & The Bee is a completely grain-free bake shop. They also offer many vegan, dairy free, SCD and Palio approved items. Their menu consists of muffins, breads, loaves, cookies, frozen treats, brownies, granola, cakes and much more.
Gluten Free Gloriously is a 100% gluten-free scratch bakery. Their menu offers a nice selection of breads, breakfast treats and cakes, plus pizza and pastas. You can also find their baked goods in several food stores, markets and restaurants.